offbeat openings with traps to beat 1000 players

cogybear
Hey, I’m looking for a solid opening that’s a bit offbeat/unusual and might throw a 1000-1400 player if the lines are learned well.
Any ideas appreciated!
pdve

you can study gambits. evans gambit,scotch gambit, etc. but remember if you are going to play a pawn down then preparation is key.

misterbasic
Play Danish opening with two pawn sacrifice. Works well against low rated players.
fahimulchowdhury

You can try mexican and syberian (dunst). they are so cool.

Yigor

ELO 1000-1400 players constantly create and fall in their own traps. It's not necessary to invent something. tongue.png

dpnorman

1. anything, followed by good tactical play.

improveinchess1

learn tactics, this will guarantee you win all games against 1400

staples13

I find the center gambit to be very annoying. 

SmyslovFan

Play either side of the Spanish. That has tons of traps to catch the unwary. The Philidor is another good one with tons of traps, as is the Russian.

 

In fact, just about all of the classical openings have tons of traps. Just study them and watch for tactics!

Mi_Amigo

IMO cuz I'm a 1200 myself... In tennison gambit my fellow players don't even know what to move lol